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the relationship or the exchange is that we get past what might keep us distant because of what unites us. >> archbishop, you've been 50 years a priest. congratulations. >> thank you. >> 17 years a bishop, and it must have been an exciting time for you. i want to ask you one of the better questions first. the church, you were happy to help us through the vatican 2 pump because you were ordained in 1962 so how was that? was how the church you knew, the church you know today, the church you see for the future? >> i think the church was growing even before the vatican council. it's always been growing and changing with each generation, but i think the vatican council really touched back into older traditions, not so much a whole new way of being catholic, but touching into traditions that have perhaps been lost or understated, for instance, having the worship as the language of the people. that's an old tradition, not a new idea. it was new to the mid 20th century but it was a renewal rather than bringing in something new and i think that was true for a lot of things, for our sacraments, u
. >> good morning. mosaic. a special program for us. the bay area has a lot of talented people. we are delighted to bring you dr. snyder the professor of biblical studies and spirituality. and a sister of the sisters servants of the immaculate heart of mary. did i say that close? okay. thank you. welcome. welcome. in short, dr. snyder is a professor and a nun and lives in bay area. lives in alameda. she's here to chat with us and it's truly a pleasure. thank you for taking time here. let's begin with -- let's begin with you. you you grew up in michigan. born in chicago. cub or white sox fans i should ask. either one. at some point you decided to enter into the religious life. tell us about that decision and tell us about entering with the sisters. >> well, in catholic lingo the experience is a call. much like a call to ministry. or a call to be an artist. one is being invited to do something with one's life. and in this case, i suppose you could call it a special invitation of religion but a desire to spend one's life growing in union with god and serving god's people. >> so this c
where the case began. the state department tells congress security was adequate the day the u.s. consulate in libya was attacked. >> we had the correct number of assets in benghazi. >> pelley: sharyl attkisson is on capitol hill. officials say lance armstrong's team ran the most sophisticated doping program cycling has ever seen. armen keteyian on the evidence. and steve hartman "on the road" with the power of a uniquely american song. >> when you hear the first note, everything in our house comes to a complete halt. everything in our house comes to a complete captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. people waited outside overnight just for the chance to be inside the supreme court today for the most controversial case of this term. at stake: admission to college for millions of americans for generations to come. a decade ago, the court ruled that race could be used as a factor granting college admissions. but today, a new supreme court heard a challenge to that which could change the law of the land on affirmative ac
house? >> reporter: biden became a u.s. senator when ryan turned three. and ran for president twice. he's been on many debate stages before. >> there's nothing like standing up before 20, 30, 40, 50, 70 million people. >> reporter: but bidesen also a nonstop talker prone to putting his foot in his mouth. which ryan can exploit as he did last week. >> vice president biden just today said that the middle class over the last four years has been quote buried. we agree. >> reporter: on "face the nation" today there was no shortage of debate advice for both men. >> i think paul ryan has to address some specific questions about his budget plan. but he also has to make it clear that it's his budget plan. mitt romney's plan is the one that is going to implement in the white house. >> biden is going to have to be aggressive in this debate. that's not an easy thing to calibrate. you can go overboard here. and he's opposing a young, earnest guy that's like a boy scout. >> reporter: now a lot of democrats think that the president's performance hast week won't really change the trajectory of this rac
foreign policy vision with that of president obama's today. now this is amid questions about the u.s. embassy attack in libya last month. meantime president obama is reaching out to hollywood for support. president obama is raising more cash in california today. last night at a star studded los angeles fundraiser the president joked about his lackluster debate performance following songs from katie perry and stevie wonder. >> they perform flawlessly night after night. i can't always say the same. >> reporter: the president also accused his opponent mitt romney of backing away from campaign promises. >> obviously the governor knows his $5 trillion tax cut isn't too popular so a few weeks before this election he's trying to pretend it doesn't exist. >> reporter: romney is in virginia today for a rally and what is being called a major foreign policy address. excerpts from the speech have already been released. romney wants a change of course in the middle east including tougher sanctions on iran and he'll call on the u.s. to work with other nations to arm rebels in syria with weapons th
enough to secure the come pound, but clinton says when it comes to protecting u.s. diplomats oversea, the buck stops with her. >> i know there's been a lot of attention paid to who said what when. but what happened is more important, we were attacked. everybody in the administration has tried to say what we knew at the time with the caveat that we would learn more. and that's what happened. >> three separate investigations are underway to determine who knew what and when. >>> now back out live to san francisco city hall where mourners are remembering fallen ambassador chris stevens tonight. we are there now. >> reporter: a memorial for the ambassador started at 4:30, at san francisco city hall. it was filled an hour before that. that holds 700 people. they opened up one of the courthouse rooms right next door and began a televised feed in that room for the overflow crowd. people continue to come in to listen to the long list of specious that -- list of speakers. the san francisco mayor welcomed the gathering today and said that america has lost a true hero. >> we have lost a true her
is passing through some dust from halley's comet. we do it once a year. but the rocks are bombarding us at 148,000 miles an hour. and fast-moving meteors are more likely to explodes and create a sonic boom. here's the picture once again. lots of people have been tweeting about this, because so many of you saw it and you called in. pat in marin county says, quote, just saw the biggest meteor hit the atmosphere. amazing. tim wrote, just saw the most amazing meteor ever in my life. bright fireball, long green, gold and red trail. and jared was on an apartment rooftop in berkeley. he says it was as bright as a 4th of july firework. >> i looked up in the sky and just streaking across it -- it almost looked like a firework but you could tell it wasn't a firework. 30 seconds later, there was a really loud boom which i instantly knew that was not something normal that goes streaking across the sky. >> perhaps the most interesting part of this, the actual size of the meteor that created all of this ruckus, smaller than a marble. >>> from a mystery in the sky to a mystery right in our own bay. th
on the economy. overall, auto sales were up 13% last month from a yearefore. among the u.s. automakers, ford sales were unchanged, g.m.'s were up 1.5%, chrysler reported a 12% increase. there hasn't been enough good news like that on the economy. the recovery, of course, is painfully slow and one of the biggest reasons is the recession in europe. the 27 countries of the european union add up to the world's- largest economy, but they're reportrecordnemployment. in spain, unemployment among young people is 50%. mark phillips went to barcelona to see what happens when an economy goes into freefall. >> reporter: spain can be a deceptive place. in the early autumn sunshine and in the markets groaning with foodstuffs it's difficult to tell this is a country with a collapsing economy and unemployment rate of 25% that threatens to take the rest of europe and maybe even the united states economy down with it. but wait until they close up at barcelona's boqueria market and follow the porters out back to where they dump the trash and you get a different impression. in spain these days, one person's gar
and enjoy whatever is on the written word. we have two special guests with us and we will ask you, and sandra, what is your book about. >> daisy's word, a children's back from ages 0 to 10, daisy loves words and keeps track of words in a green work book covered with poke ca dots and word lists that she accumulates and she is a character that kids can relate to and i wanted to write a book to do with the theme of words but not academic. it is fun and brings into literature a character that is all about language that i have fun with myself and i find exciting. >> deb ra, what is your book about. >> my book is called spirit in nature teaching judiasm and ecology on the trail, it is a book to be used outside. when we wrote it in the cover, we said we hope it gets messy and full of the earth of leaves and grasses. i co-authored the book for jewish educators that did not know about nature and wanted to take kids outside and for naturalists that didn't know about judiasm, either type of person could pick up the book and take people outside and teach people on jewish themes. >> what i thi
for you? >> i think they could decide the election for either one of us. look, we're basically in a tie, the president and i are. he's been president for four years, has outspent me massively in this campaign and yet he's still at a tie. and so the debates could well decide it one way or the other, i don't know. they may not have a lot of fireworks go off and perhaps they don't change things very much, but we're on track to win this. >> pelley: you know, in the debate you could get asked anything and i wonder, how do you prepare for that? >> well, i've been asked almost everything already. ( laughs ) and so my guess is i'll get-- i'll get some questions i haven't expected but i know where i stand. i know why i'm running. i'm concerned about america. i'm concerned about the direction america has been put in. >> pelley: do you study films of the president's debates, past debates? i wonder how you get ready for that kind of thing? >> i talk about issues with my policy team. we talk about some of the more obscure issues that i don't get asked about from time to time, go through those, look
joins us with the latest from both camps. also tonight, hope for malala. the pakistani school girl clinging to life after the taliban shot her at close range. doctors see some promising signs. elizabeth palmer reports from pakistan. lessons learned on the battle fields of iraq and afghanistan are saving lives here at home. bob orr with that story. >> it's awesome. it's so big, too. i can't believe it's going down the street. >> axelrod: and mission improbable-- a space shuttle inching along the streets of los angeles on its final mission. ben tracy takes us along for the ride. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> axelrod: good evening. i'm jim axelrod. in 24 days, americans will elect a president. according to the latest national gallup poll, mitt romney now leads barack obama by two points, 49 to 47, a statistical dead heat. the state of the race has been shaken up in the last 10 days since the first presidential debate. look at florida, ape crucial state for both men. a poll by two of the state's largest newspapers has governor romney up by seven points,
manufacturer in the world. it used to be the united states of america. >> governor, you're the last person who will get tough on china. >> we have iran four years closer to a nuclear bomb. >> when folks go after americans, we go after them. campaign 2012, a presidential debate. from boca raton, florida, here is scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening, it was 50 years ago tonight that president john f. kennedy went on national television to announce that the soviet union had set up missile sites in cuba and he demanded that they be removed. the world was on the brink of nuclear war. it is a reminder of the kind of crisis a commander-in-chief can face. and it comes as as the candidates for president hold their final debate tonight, focusing on foreign policy. with the race still very tight, both president obama and mitt romney have a lot to gain and a lot to lose in their final joint appearance before a national audience. it might be their last best chance to win over the uncommitted voters who will decide the election, which is now just two weeks away. for tonight's debate, the candidates will be
it on fire to get rid of the body. >> this is what nightmares are made of what these two -- i'll use the term loosely -- people did. >> reporter: when birdsall tried to ditch the car he was identified by a witness and by a relative. a search warrant was filed. any coachnicosia said, we killed someone. >> he broke downed and started crying. >> reporter: deputies say the suspects will be charged with murder and are expected to be in court next monday. >>> a nanny suspected of killing two small children in new york city now under arrest and she too is in critical condition. the children's mother came home last night to her apartment near central park found the bodies of her 2 and 6-year-olds in the bathtub. the nanny also had stab wounds which police say wer self- inflicted. the children's father previously lived in san francisco and worked at yahoo. >>> a bay area community college district took a $100,000 hit. it had nothing to do with budget cuts. two former employees accused of embezzling the cash using a district credit card. anne makovec reports from san mateo. >> reporter: one of those em
for this station for having us. from community methodist church in fairfield, i've been the pastor for five years. people said that they will be watching us. if not, they'll tape it. today, we're going to be talking about dr. howard thurman. you may ask, who is howard thurman? he is one of the greatest religious figures of our times. and we are grateful to have the pastor who bounded that church in 1944. it's still active and very alive and a colleague of mine and friend, reverend dr. dorothy blake is the pastor since the nineties. great to see you, dorothy. >> thank you, and thank you for inviting me. >> glad to have you. >> i want to tell you how much i aappreciate your work not only as a pastor but a host for mosaic for 11 years. >> thank you. >> thank you for your commitment and the invitation to being here. you know, we went to school together >>> 40 years ago. >> what's been your journey to let people know who don't know you? >> on fad yaition from the pack school of religion, i worked as the assistant to the president of the -- at that time. the unfortunate of alabama was not integrated in
questions about security at the u.s. consulate in benghazi and whether the death of ambassador chris stevens and three others could have been prevented. >>> bullying backlash. a television anchor responds to a viewer who criticizes her for being overweight. >> attacks like this are not okay. >> this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, october 3, 2012. good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. round one tonight. this evening president obama and mitt romney face off in the first of three scheduled debates. the topic tonight in denver domestic affairs including the economy, health care reform and immigration and the clock is ticking. the election is less than five weeks away and the stakes are high. susan mcginnis is in washington. good morning to you? >> reporter: first debates get the most attention of all of them and the first 30 minutes are said to be the most important. president obama needs to hold on to the momentum he's built. mitt romney needs to turn the entire race around with tens of millions of people watching tonight. the stage is built. the cameras are in place.
to the presidential race. >> abu hamza al masri a long sought terror suspect has been extradited to the u.s. he'll stand trial in civilian court. >> texas cheerleaders display bible verses on the football field, bringing a new glare of controversy under the friday night lights. >> returning marine surprises his kid brother for an emotional reunion with a very happy ending. all that and so much more on cbs "this morning," saturday, october 6, 2012. >>> and good morning. welcome to the weekend. nice to be with you. >> we're here again. back again. >> one more time. we have breaking news a verdict in the trial of pope benedict's butler. we begin this morning with the race for the white house. and the abrupt turn brought on by the latest jobs numbers. the labor department said friday the nation's unemployment rate fell to 7.8% in september. that's the first time it's fallen below 8% since just after president obama took office in 2009. it's a bit of a relief for the president who is trying to move past a bad performance at the first presidential debate. his opponent mitt romney says the job numbers
is investigating. rtin hasrtin has learned that u.s. military forces were moving in case a rescue was ordered the night a u.s. ambassador was killed. kiother senate candidate shakes up the campaign with comments about rape and pregnancy. wyatt andrews is on the story. and ben tracy in los angeles with an american hero. for him, there's no place like this home. >> you just push down and the cabinets come down. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. another patient injected with a tainted steroid has died of tiningitis. more than 300 cases have now been reported in 17 states and the centers for disease control says the outbreak is spreading. federal and state officials have s ened an investigations into new england compounding center, the pharmacy that's believed to veve shipped thousands of vials of a steroid that's used in clinics to treat pain. a many cases, the drug was contaminated with a deadly fungus which one investigator said was visible to the naked eye in some of the vials. we asked jim axelrod to find out more about the
.,,,,,,,, the arteries of your dishwasher are constantly clogging up with grease and lime scale. use finish dishwasher cleaner every month to keep your machine in sparkling health. booze runs.. and going shop, >>> you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news in high definition. >>> governor, can i talk to you for a minute? why won't you look at any of the tape we have on caltrans. >> wait a minute. why won't you show it to us? >> state workers caught making some booze runs and going shopping on your dime. the investigation that led to this confrontation with the governor. >>> good evening. i'm ken bastida. >> and i'm dana king. we will have that story coming up. >>> but first, we have learned about a crazy story involving one of the historic home run balls from last night's world series game. juliette goodrich tells us all about it. >> reporter: hi, dana. first and forecast, what a game tonight. but, yes, everyone talking about pablo's three home runs that he blasted out of the park yesterday. would you believe that one fan did in fact get the third ball. how she got it and what she did with it is really a s
'twell -- used to that kind of weather. but they're being warmed by the way their team is playing and you say they go 2,000-miles to see the team but this is a world series and they're coming from all over the world. in a sea of blue and orange -- >> tigers. >> reporter: comes a stripe of a different coalready. orange and -- color. orange and black. where am i? i feel like i'm on second and king. nope, woodward and adams, detroit, michigan. you came from south carolina? >> we drove from minneapolis last night. >> texas. >> reporter: all part of giants' nation on tour. so far, the orange and blue aren't turning the orange and black black and blue. >> i got booed four times by the time i got off the airplane but every person has been real friendly. booing me but friendly. >> reporter: making the presence known and if it's a giants' win tonight you might consider sarah stumble from santa cruz a lucky charm. >> she took her friend kathleen bern the airline messed up. >> amazing. >> amazing, she also got first class tickets on the plane for the first time. that was cool 689. >> reporter: the coole
is about more than just the presidency; in three states, a chance to vote on the recreational use of marijuana. barry petersen reports. and shuttle "endeavour," a late arrival at its new home. ben tracy on the slow crawl through the streets of los angeles. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> jeff: and good evening, everyone, i'm jeff glor. in the sky over new mexico today a man jumped from 24 miles up and broke the sound barrier on the way down. a first. felix baumgartner broke that barrier by more than 100 miles an hour. then landed with ease. with details here's mark strassmann. >> felix baumgartner climbed into the strat sphere more than 24 miles above new mention dekort. he was about to become a human missile and plunge farther and faster in freefall than anyone in history. >> everything is in the green, doing great. >> reporter: his ascent had lasted two and a half hours. in a capsule hoisted by a 55 story helium balloon rising 1,000 feet a minute. the only hitch, baumgartner's viser fogged up when his helmet's heater stopped working. >> this is get
. >> wait a minute. why won't you show it to us? >> state workers caught making some booze runs and going shopping on your dime. the investigation that led to this confrontation with the governor. >>> good evening. i'm ken bastida. >> and i'm dana king. we will have that story coming up. >>> but first, we have learned about a crazy story involving one of the historic home run balls from last night's world series game. juliette goodrich tells us all about it. >> reporter: hi, dana. first and forecast, what a game tonight. but, yes, everyone talking about pablo's three home runs that he blasted out of the park yesterday. would you believe that one fan did in fact get the third ball. how she got it and what she did with it is really a story in itself. >> into center. >> reporter: when pablo sandoval hit his third home run in last night's game, you won't believe where the ball ended up. >> he said, you know, where is the ball? where's the ball? and i'm not gonna tell him. so i'm right in here. >> reporter: she was sitting in the outfield. when the ball went over the fence, she claimed she wen
of, of what these two i'll use the term loosely people did. >> reporter: detectives described the two teens as evil and their crimes despicable. they say the suspect killed the woman at home, went to lunch, hung out with friends, came back at night to set the body on fire to cover up their tracks. alameda county sheriff's investigators say 18-year-old cody nicosia and 16-year-old christian birdsall killed barbara latiolais last wednesday over money. investigators say the 16-year- old is a distant relatives of the victim's long-time boyfriend a retired san francisco firefighter. they say the two teens planned the attack knowing the victim was home alone and her boyfriend was out of town. deputies birdsall offered the woman to do yardwork since they knew each other. once inside the house the suspects came behind the victim and choked her until she passed out. >> miss latiolais started making noises. she was not dead at that point. and the two of them took a rope and together they strangled her to death. >> reporter: detectives say the teens robbed her of jewelry, money and guns. they sa
: californians are paying the highest gas prices in the u.s. an average of $4.49 per gallon a regular. $0.11 higher in san francisco. nowhere near the national average of $3.want. it cost casey nearly $100 to fill up his truck and he has 14 in his company fleet. >> it is tough and, you know it is shocking to see it go up so much while other states are not quite nearly as much. >> reporter: gas soared $0.66 in four days at this north hollywood station and their owner is paying $20,000 more to refill his 8,000 gallon tank. >> it's killing everybody. i mean it's going to kill the business. >> reporter: some stations around the state ran out of gas and shut down. the price spikes caused by the richmond refinery in august and maintenance at the refineries here. exxon mobile said that a power failure is back online. the california energy commission says they are monitoring the supply. >> there is ample supply of gasoline to meet consumer demand. >> reporter: the state uses a special summer blend of fuel. it reduces smog conditions in the summertime. most of it is refined in california. some rel
and they are not letting up. nancy cordes is at the courthouse a white house and joins us now. >> reporter: that one and only vice presidential debate may be behind us but the two men involved are keeping the argument going out on the campaign trail even as hair running mates prepare for another match-up. >> i'm sure you observed last night we had a little bit of a debate. >> reporter: in lacrosse, wisconsins vice president biden brought up a topic he and ryan tangled over on thursday night, abortion. >> congressman ryan made it clear that they are prepared to impose their private views on everyone else. made very clear that they do not believe a woman has the right to control her own body. >> paul ryan. >> reporter: in lancaster, ohio, congressman ryan focused on another issue, the administration's handling of the attack in libya that left four americans dead. >> this is not what leadership looks like. we need clarity not confusion. we need accountability and no more excuses. but unfortunately what we're witnessing when we turn our tvs on a daily base is the unraveling of the obama foreign policy.
been used. they haven't said yet whether the woman died before or after the fire. >> she is by herself here. >> reporter: denise says she knows the woman who lives here and calls her barbara. she says barbara lives here with the homeowner, a retired san francisco firefighter currently on a trip to utah. this is barbara's sister who told me off camera that barbara and the homeowner were involved in a long happy relationship. >> we are going to pull out all the stops to be sure what we're doing is correct and if this was a homicide that we have the upper hand. >> reporter: now, investigators say it's also possible that what happened here overnight was a suicide. live in castro valley, anne makovec, cbs 5. >> thank you. >>> we got some more breaking news this in oakland right now. we're told holy name university's campus is on lockdown at 3500 mountain boulevard in the oakland hills. this is live footage from chopper 5. police tell us that someone called in to say they saw a person possibly armed with a weapon on the campus. officers are now searching the school right now. once again chop
evening. in the weeks before his death, u.s. ambassador chris stevens sent the state department several requests for increased encurity for diplomats in libya. stevens and three other beericans were killed this past september 11 in a terrorist attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi and, in a separate attack that same night on a safe house where the consulate staff had been evacuated. stevens' memos were obtained by the house oversight and government reform committee, which is investigating the attacks, and our sharyl attkisson got ahold of the memos today. >> reporter: ambassador stevens ssrsonally pressed for strengthened security in a series of cables to state department headquarters in washington. on july 9, 2012, stevens sent a request for extension of temporary duty personnel. that refers to a 16-man military temporary security team with expertise in counterterrorism. they were set to leave in august but stevens asked to keep them through mid-september. on august 2, six weeks before he died, stevens requested protective detailed bodyguard positions, saying the added guards "will
on the colorado ground game. and what happens to afghanistan's opium-growing region once the u.s. troops leave? kelly cobiella files a reporter's notebook. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." i'm margaret brennan. hurricane susan is churning its way up the east coast this evening, headed for landfall in the mid-atlantic region early next week, and a rendezvous with a wintry storm system from the west. here's the latest. sandy has already killed at least 58 people in the caribbean. a state of emergency has now been declared in nine states and the district of columbia. we have a team of correspondents standing by, and we begin with our hurricane consultant david bernard at our miami station wfor. >> reporter: good evening, margaret. not much change on the storm in intensity or the expected track. latest from the national hurricane center puts sandy at 75-mile-per-hour storm, 345 miles south of cape hatteras, north carolina, moving to the northeast at 13. based on that track, the best chance for significant windses, 58 miles per hour or greater, are going to be in the area
use, and in some cases, as a way to raise money for their cash-strapped state budgets. all of those people are violating federal law. >> exactly. >> i literally wanted to hit the board of directors over the head and say, "listen, i was proud of goldman sachs. i worked here for a long time." >> cooper: when people leave goldman sachs, they tend to leave quietly. they rarely talk about the inner workings of the firm, let alone criticize them. but seven months ago, a young goldman sachs vice president did just that, resigning in an article on the op-ed page of "the new york times." so an op-ed resignation, you hoped it would be a wake-up call. >> my view is the only way you force people to change a system is by saying something publicly. >> i've always wanted to tell a story about lincoln. >> stahl: steven spielberg's new film "lincoln" focuses on our 16th president's almost impossible task of passing the 13th amendment abolishing slavery. the director researched the project for 12 years and cast oscar-winning actor daniel day lewis as abraham lincoln. >> blood's been spilt to afford u
department denied repeated requests for more security before the deadly attack on u.s. diplomats in libya. meningitis spreads to a seventh state. dr. jon lapook looks at what went wrong. and steve hartman "on the road" in search of a pumped-up pumpkin. >> we have a monster pumpkin coming. captioning sponsored by cbs captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening, the dfeadful string is broken. for the first time in 44 months the unemployment rate has fallen falow 8%. the latest jobs numbers from the babor department were surprisingly strong. .hey show the unemployment rate was 7.8% in september. that is down three tenths of a point from august. the economy created 114,000 jobs and the labor department revised upward the job creation numbers for the previous two months. it now says 181,000 jobs were created in july and 142,000 in august. a total of 86,000 more than first reported. we asked anthony mason to tell us what's behind these improved numbers. >> reporter: in circle pines, minnesota, where delkor systems makes food package maga
: that last word, "capability," which he uses on his campaign website, significantly shortens the time before iran would reach romney's red line. his campaign refuses to specify what he means by "capability," but the term usually refers to iran's stockpile of enriched uranium. israeli prime minister netanyahu told the u.n. his own red line would come next spring or summer when iran is expected to have enriched enough uranium to build a bomb. president obama insists iran has not yet made a decision to go for the bomb and even with enough enriched uranium would still need a year or more to build one. >> america wants to resolve this issue through diplomacy and we believe that there is still time and space to do so. >> reporter: an aide to romney says the governor also believes there is still time to pressure iran into giving up its nuclear program but not as much time as the president believes. >> pelley: david, thank you. there are almost 90,000 americans fighting in afghanistan tonight. both candidates agree nearly all of them should be home by the end of 2014. but are the afghans ready to fi
news, nashville, tennessee. >> overseas a team of fbi investigators visited the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya collected evidence and left after about 12 hours. the fbi has been trying to reach benghazi since the september 11th attack that killed ambassador chris stevens and three others. u.s. special forces provided security for yesterday's investigation. >>> late last night united nations security council unanimously approved a statement condemning syria's shelling of a turkish border town. five civilians were killed. the u.n. called on syria to respect the sovereignty of its neighbors. >>> if you're flying on american airlines today you may be in for a rough ride. american is cancelling dozens of its flights today as it works to fix seats. over the last week seats on three american flights came loose. american blames wear, poor design and spilled soda. seats are being removed and reinstalled. american cancelled 50 flights yesterday and 44 more today. >>> cbs money watch time now on a friday morning. crunching jobs numbers and a status update on a record number of facebook
will they drop? also tonight, terror suspects with major ties to al qaeda are finally on u.s. soil and facing prosecution. elaine quijano with that report. >> reporter: is it fair to say you felt as though they were asking you to be a participant in fraud? >> absolutely. >> axelrod: charges from a whistleblower. what's behind cass strosk breaks in water pipes across the country? sharyl attkisson investigates. and christian cheerleaders. will a judge allow them to root for their public high school football team in texas with verses from the bible? >> it does portray our freedom of speech, and that's always important because we need our rights. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> axelrod: good evening. i'm jim axelrod. many americans saw gas prices go up a bit this week. californians saw them skyrocket. nationally, the average stand at $3.81 a gallon, up roughly $.supper 2, but in california prices exploded to a record high average of $4.61 a gallon, up d.n.a that's a $.47 in a week and makes it the most expensive gas in the country. as john blackstone reports, this c
traipped marks his signature move. tony guida tells us why. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> jarvis: good evening. i'm rebecca jarvis. the latest fund-raising figures out today show this presidential race is on track to be the first $1 billion campaign. through the end of september, the obama campaign raised a total of $558 million. romney raised $357 million. and that is not including money raised by all the independent groups. for now, both candidates are in seclusion, preparing for monday's final debate. jan crawford is at the debate site in boca raton, florida. good evening, jan. >> reporter: good evening, rebecca. with just 17 days left until election day what we're seeing is the attacks getting sharper and more personal. with both of the candidates doing that debate prep, the vice president today stepped into the void and he kept slugging. >> i don't blame that baby for crying. that baby-- that baby-- that baby knows what's in store for him or her. if romney wins. >> reporter: in florida, the vice president pulled out his greatest hits as he delivered
food nor life should be wasted. >> we've still got a lot of good years in us and we can help a lot of people and that's the main thing we're doing. captioning sponsored by cbs captioning sponsored by cb this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. 3ith just 33 days to go, the presidential election is suddenly looking a whole lot different than it did 24 hours ago. republican challenger mitt had ey did what he had to do in the first debate to turn his campaign around. have a look at our poll of cocommitted voters. voters who told us before the debate they had not made up their minds or could still change them. after watching the debate, 46% said governor romney won. less than half that thereby, 2%, said president obama won. 32% called it a tie. and look at this-- before the debate, only 30% of uncommitted voters said governor romney cares about their needs and problems. ebter the debate, that number more than doubled to 63%. on that same question, mr. obama's number went up as well, from 53% to 69. that was small consolation, though for a president whos
>> pelley: tonight, strategies in the battle for the use. both campaigns zero in on the key battleground state of ohio where new polls show it's still very much up for grabs. reports from jan crawford, nancy cordes and john dickerson. convicted rapist jerry sandusky makes a rambling defense of his innocence, but the judge has the final word. armen keteyian on the sentencing of the former penn state coach. elizabeth palmer takes us inside the compound in libya where the u.s. ambassador died, in his own bedroom. and byron pitts with angels in overalls. >> reporter: how do you see these women? are they girlfriends? neighbors? >> they're my heroes! (laughs) captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. as of today we are down to the final four weeks of the presidential campaign. the focus is narrowing, not just to the nine battleground states but to one in particular-- ohio, which could tip the balance on election night. first the big picture. nationally, the latest gallup poll shows mitt romney leading president obama 49%
-atlantic anyw to southern new england. so what does that mean for us? s?at means there's the ofssibility of storm-force winds, major coastal flooding, onwer outages, and in inland areas in the higher terrain regions, say western pennsylvania, maryland, virginia, and west virginia, we could be looking at some significant snows. how bad that coastal flooding is will depend exactly how strong the storm is, and the exact location where it makes landfall. on pelley: david, why does it make that left turn you're talking about? >> reporter: that's the real tricky part of this and the very rusual aspect of this storm. what we have across the atlantic right now, we looking at what we kill a big block, and basically it's a road block. it's preventing anything from turning back out to sea. even irene moved up along the coast and parallel but scooted on .n out. that central atlantic block is probably going to force the iorm westward. the cold pool over the eastern united states, that's the winter storm you were referring to you. , thaake all the tropical energy, all the heat from the tropics, you co
to the death of the u.s. ambassador in libya. >>> a surprise in the polls. mitt romney gets a big bump among women voters as he meets president obama in tonight's debate. >>> new scare in the meningitis outbreak. officials are now look iing at o new drugs that could be linked to the spread. >>> but we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. >> i take responsibility. i'm in charge of the state department. >> secretary of state clinton takes the blame for the attack on the libyan consulate. the one that killed the u.s. ambassador and others. >> hillary clinton said the buck stop with her. >> it went an intelligence failure. nobody wants aanswers more than i do. these are people who i care deeply about. >>> the white house is promising president obama will not hold back during tonight's town hall style debate in new york. >> the first presidential showdown the democrat candidate, if you remember missed it. >> moderator candy crowley asking follow-up questions. >> if somebody asks about apples and you get an answer about oranges, you say, wait, the questio
for joining us. >>> tomorrow marks three weeks before the election and president obama and mitt romney will hold their second debate. romney grabbed the momentum following a strong performance their first go around and now the pressure is on the president to improve his performance. tara mergener is in washington with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. yes, and to that end the president will be taking a more aggressive tone this time, we understand, while mitt romney tries to top his last performance. president obama took a brief break from his debate prep to visit a campaign field office in virginia. the president has been holed up at a williamsburg virginia resort studying and this time aides say things will be different. prior to the first debate in denver the president held a campaign rally and took a field trip to hoover dam. when asked how his preparations were coming along. >> it's a drag. they are make being me do my homework. >> reporter: he had a different answer when asked the same question on sunday. >> it's going great. >> the obama campaign says presiden
. >> this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, october 19, 2012. good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm vinita nair. president obama and mitt romney return to the campaign trail today after appearing last night at a catholic fundraiser here in new york. instead of contentious debate the dinner offered for more light hearted salvos. president obama's comments about libya on a comedy show made headlines. tara mergener is in washington for us this morning. good morning. >> reporter: it was not all laughs last night but the candidates made that traditional stop along the campaign trail, a chance to score political points with humor for a good cause but today it's back to business. for one night only president obama and mitt romney took a break from the bitter campaign. sort of. >> in the spirit of "sesame street" the president's remarks are brought to by the letter o and the number 16 trillion. broipt men were featured speaker of the al smith dinner, a white tie dinner for catholic charities. >> it's nice to relax and wear what ann and i wear around-the-house. >> reporter: president obama was spoke sec
think the people of colorado will get us all the way there. >> people out there are still trying to make up your mine. some of you here may still be trying to make up your mind. >> campaign controversy. indiana's republican senate candidate draws criticism for his comments on race and abortion. >> i think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape that it is something that god intended to happen. >> strengthening storm, tropical storm sandy threatens the caribbean and could power up into a hurricane later today. >> this is the "cbs morning news" for 2012. good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. with under two weeks to go now the race for the white house looks like it will be a photo finish. today president obama begins a two day six day campaign swing to critical battleground states. it includes his 7th visit of the campaign to ohio. mitt romney arrives there later today. ohio looking more and more like it might be the lynch pin of this election. susan mcginnis in washington. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. there is no denying the importance of ohio w
levinson shows us mitt romney held a rally in the biggest battleground state florida, which begins early voting today. president obama was in another swing state, new hampshire. >> reporter: mitt romney traveled to florida, the biggest battlegrounds state to lock down its 29 electoral votes. >> i need your help, we need to win this. we're taking back america. >> reporter: early voting started in the state saturday. and the romney campaign is pushing supporters to cast their ballots now. with polls showing a tight race, romney hopes to keep his momentum going to election day. >> the supporters of the president have this chance, they do four more years, i like ten more days a lot better you know what? [ laughter ] >> reporter: in new hampshire, president barack obama once again heard the four more years. [ people chanting ] and he too talked about ten more days. >> ten days and you'll be stepping into a voting booth, and making is defining choice about the future of our country. >> reporter: new hampshire is the smallest battleground state with just four electoral votes with the way the ra
, station wfor. dave, tell us what you know. >> reporter: all right, good morning, bob. all right the weather is starting to affect the mid-atlantic states and the outer banks of north carolina. we can see sandy's rain bands already spreading well inland. this is a massive storm so the weather is going downhill today for the entire east coast. now, this is the wind field forecast. this is for 8:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. we'll have tropical storm-force winds overspreading almost all of the east coast of the united states, and the hurricane-force wind gusts will begin moving onshore during the day tomorrow, last through tomorrow night, and probably into tuesday morning as well. you can just see how massive this storm actually is going to be. and that's why we're so worriedly about the storm surge danger. if you're being asked to evacuate, you definitely need to. this is going to bring a tremendous amount of water near and just north of wherever the storm eventually makes landfall. and be-ause up the coast, we could see heavy rains parts of the area, a lot of maryland under a flood w
the first time we'll take you inside this secret u.s. facility. bob orr shows us where they track terror suspects worldwide. and jim axelrod with a young soccer player who's replaced a missing leg with gallantry on the field. >> i just want to be seen as an equal. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening, and we could add happy new year, because this is the first day of the federal government's new fiscal year. but there's not much to celebrate because the nation is headed toward what's being called the fiscal cliff and there are dire new warnings today about what will happen to american families unless congress and the president reach a budget deal by december 31. that is the day that a series of tax cuts will expire and big cuts in federal spending will take hold. tax experts said today 90% of american families are facing llat they call unprecedented tax increases. how much? wyatt andrews is in washington tonight. intt? >> reporter: scott, according to the non-partisan tax policy center, the united states is now on the thresh
aryl attkisson on unanswered pleas for more security before the u.s. ambassador to libya was killed. ki >> i feel like we were being asked to play the piano with two hengers. >> pelley: the debate gives mitt romney a boost. pelley:new polling tonight that hows a change in the race. reports from jan crawford and nancy cordes. nd jim axelrod with an executive who's found a formula for succeeding in a tough economy. it's another at-bat for "money ball." >> we essentially have to have players whose performance is toter than what we're paying shem. than wha captioning sponsored by cbs ptios is the "cbs evening news" s"ith scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening, in ohio police are searching for victims of the meningitis outbreak. in tennessee, they're reaching out with a phone bank. today federal officials titimated 13,000 americans received steroid injections that may have been contaminated with a potentially lethal fungus. gas.llnesses have been reported cross nine states. eight people have died. the steroids were used to treat painpain and joint pain. those who received injections in ion kn
new details on the attack that killed the u.s. ambassador. >> new poles show mitt romney gaining ground in ohio while the obama campaign continues the battle over big bird. >>> a teenage girl in pakistan is shot for taking on the taliban, and can a simple breast test reveal whether you have a deadly disease. >>> but we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. >> this deserves a thorough investigation. we need to get to the bottom of every single allegation. >> congress demands answers about the libyan attack. >>> we are learning dramatic new details about the september 11th assault that took the lives of ambassador chris stevens and the others. >> officials say there was no unrest outside the compound walls prior to the attack. >> a state department official is expected to testify that his request for more troops and officers was turned down. >>> governor romney wants to let wall street run wild but he's going to bring down the hammer on sesame street. >> the producers of sesame street want president obama to stop using big bird in campaign
, in california, starbucks says it doesn't use everify that program that checks to see whether a person is here in the country legally or not. starbucks says that la boulange didn't use it either. >> sharon, you did talk to an employee who said he was an american citizen. did you talk to any others and were they having a problem with what this may possibly do? >> yeah. for example, the very first gentleman that we talked to the one wanted his face as well as his voice disguised said he got that letter he saw a picture of that letter that he is one who is an illegal immigrant worked for the company at la boulange for years and said he is upset. he worked for the company, invested his time and care in the company and now suddenly because lack of being a citizen he is being asked to leave. he says some people in the same boat as he are looking for other jobs and others of them have two jobs. so yeah. >>> it's like a wild movie plot in l.a. i mean, look at this. a surreal sight to say the least. one that will go down in history. thousands of people lined up to watch the space shuttle endeavour sque
and the suspect. >> reporter: quazi mohammad nafis came to the u.s. from bangledesh on a student visa to study at southeast missouri state university. he caught the f.b.i.'s attention allegedly in an extremist online chat room trying to form a terror cell. agents posing as al qaeda facilitators arranged a meeting with nafis, in which he allegedly laid out his plan to attack new york city. an f.b.i. affidavit alleges that nafis helped build a 1,000-pound bomb in a long island warehouse. a audio and videotaped conversations with an f.b.i. informant, nafis allegedly said ro wanted to "destroy america" on behalf of al qaeda." according to the f.b.i., while planning the bombing, nafis told an undercover agent, "what i really mean is that i don't want something that's, like, small. i just want something that is big, something very big." this morning, the 21-year-old allegedly drove a van he believed carried the bomb downtown and parked it in front of the federal reserve bank of new york. nafis walked a short distance to this hotel, where the f.b.i. says he then recorded a video claiming responsibili
. another death in the meningitis outbreak. dr. jon lapook takes us inside the federal effort to find and dera potential victims. and among the afghan soldiers is u.s. is training are some you might not expect. david martin on the women pilots tonding up to defend their country. captioning evetioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >>pelley: good evening, the boy scouts of america kept files for decades on scout leaders and volunteers who were suspected of sexually abusing boys. scoutouts kept the files to prevent molesters from returning to the organization, but often did did not share what they what with police and prosecutors. the documents paint a picture of serial cover-ups to protect the name of the boy scouts of america. because of a lawsuit, oregon's supreme court ordered the documents released. they became public today and anna werner has our story. >> reporter: the 1200 documents cover incidents from 1965 to 1985. they describe actual or suspected sexual abuse by volunteers or troop leaders. ndhn anderson says he was alested by a scout mast
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